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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'Jade, on the run from her past, arrives on the Gold Coast to forge a new identity and make her fortune. She recruits ′The Dealer′, a croupier with a shady past, to be her grifting partner and they embark on a series of scams targeting fellow swindlers -- Anthony, a self-important businessman, and PJ, an international conman.

Jade creates new selves and lodges herself deeper and deeper into the underbelly of Surfers Paradise. The Dealer soon realises he has more than met his match and wonders what exactly this mysterious, all-consuming femme fatale′s motivations are. Set in the dark shadows of the Gold Coast′s glittering high-rise strip, Atomic City is a wild rollercoaster ride of a story - a neo-noir tale of identity theft, subterfuge and new beginnings.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    For Ellis Kale

  • Epigraph:

    We've all been raised on television to believe

    that one day

    we'd all be millionaires

    and movie gods

    and rock stars.

    But we won't

    -Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2013 .
      Extent: 1vp.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1/06/2013
      ISBN: 9780730493723

Works about this Work

Review : Atomic City Philip Neilsen , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland Review , vol. 22 no. 1 2015; (p. 99)

— Review of Atomic City Sally Breen 2013 single work novel
Tales of Tinsel Town and Africa Vie for Book Prize Phil Brown , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 28 October 2014; (p. 15)
Glory and Grime Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6-7 July 2013; (p. 19)
'Experiences add 'attitude' to Sally Breen's stories, writes Fran Metcalf'.
Modern Girls Rewrite Scripts of Rebellion Jo Case , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 August 2013; (p. 24)

— Review of Atomic City Sally Breen 2013 single work novel ; Just_A_Girl Kirsten Krauth 2013 single work novel
Modern Girls Rewrite Scripts of Rebellion Jo Case , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 August 2013; (p. 24)

— Review of Atomic City Sally Breen 2013 single work novel ; Just_A_Girl Kirsten Krauth 2013 single work novel
Review : Atomic City Philip Neilsen , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland Review , vol. 22 no. 1 2015; (p. 99)

— Review of Atomic City Sally Breen 2013 single work novel
Glory and Grime Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6-7 July 2013; (p. 19)
'Experiences add 'attitude' to Sally Breen's stories, writes Fran Metcalf'.
Tales of Tinsel Town and Africa Vie for Book Prize Phil Brown , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 28 October 2014; (p. 15)
Last amended 28 Oct 2014 13:55:12
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